STAAR Resources

General Resources | Specific Resources | Assessed Curriculum | Blueprints | Released Tests

STAAR logoIn spring 2012, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR®) replaced the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS).

 

The STAAR program includes annual assessments for

  • Reading and mathematics, grades 3–8
  • Writing at grades 4 and 7
  • Science at grades 5 and 8
  • Social studies at grade 8
  • End-of-course assessments for English I, English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S history.

Beginning in 2016, TEA will voluntarily administer STAAR EOC assessments for English III and Algebra II.

The resources on this website provide information to familiarize Texas educators and the public with the design and format of the STAAR program. The information should help educators understand how the new STAAR program measures the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) curriculum standards. These resources should support, not narrow or replace, the teaching of the state-mandated curriculum, the TEKS.

STAAR General Resources

Use the links below to find general resources for the STAAR assessment program:

    STAAR Specific Resources

    The links below contain specific resources for the STAAR assessment program:

    Mathematics
    • Assessing Process Skills
    • Calculator Policy
    • Graph Paper
    • Griddable Item Format
    • Reference Materials
    • Performance Level Descriptors
    Performance Standards
    Performance Standards
    Raw Score Conversion Tables
    Raw Score Conversion Tables
    Reading (Grades 3–8)
    • Dictionary Policy
    • Test Design Schematic
    • Performance Level Descriptors
    Released Test Questions
    • Sample Questions
    • Test Forms
    Science
    • Assessing Process Skills
    • Calculator Policy
    • Griddable Item Format
    • Reference Materials
    • Performance Level Descriptors
    Social Studies
    • Assessing Process Skills
    • Clarification on Social Studies TEKS for State-mandated Assessment
    • Performance Level Descriptors
    Statewide Item Analysis Reports  
    Statewide Item Analysis Reports
    Statewide Summary Reports
    Statewide Summary Reports
    Student Expectations Tested
    Student Expectations Tested
    Writing and English I, II, III
    • Dictionary Policy
    • Example of Lined Page
    • Example of Response Box
    • Rubrics
    • Scoring Guides
    • Test Design Schematics
    • Performance Level Descriptors

    Grades 3–8 Assessments

     Assessed CurriculumBlueprintReleased Test Questions
    Grade 3Reading|MathematicsReading | Mathematics  

     

     

    Released TestQuestions

    Grade 4Reading|Mathematics|WritingReading |Mathematics| Writing
    Grade 5Reading|Mathematics |ScienceReading | Mathematics | Science
    Grade 6Reading| MathematicsReading | Mathematics
    Grade 7Reading| Mathematics| WritingReading |Mathematics| Writing
    Grade 8Reading| Mathematics | Science |
    Social Studies
    Reading | Mathematics | Science |
    Social Studies

    Grades 3–5 Spanish Assessments

     Assessed CurriculumBlueprintReleased Test Questions
    Grade 3Reading | MathematicsReading | MathematicsReleased Test Questions
    Grade 4Reading | Mathematics | WritingReading | Mathematics | Writing
    Grade 5Reading | Mathematics | ScienceReading | Mathematics | Science

    EOC Assessments

     Assessed CurriculumBlueprintReleased Test Questions
    English Language ArtsEnglish I | English II | English IIIEnglish I | English II | English III

     

    Released Test Questions

    MathematicsAlgebra I |Algebra IIAlgebra I |Algebra II
    ScienceBiology  Biology
    Social StudiesU.S. HistoryU.S. History

     

    Special Education Students and English Language Learners

    The STAAR program includes assessments that address students receiving special education services and also for English language learners (ELLs) who meet particular participation requirements.